• Editorial
    La Tomatina: Soaked to the Skin

    Buñol… Soaked to the skin La Tomatina (Probably the worlds biggest and certainly the messiest food fight). So when I heard that they were organizing a coach trip, I jumped at the chance to go. I have never experienced anything like it in my life, up to 40,000 people crammed into tiny streets. Mental! I mean I’ve […]

  • Music
    FIB 2017 FESTIVAL FEVER IN BENICÀSSIM

        If someone asked you if you would like to spend a weekend living in abject squalor and inescapable heat whilst being surrounded on all sides by drunken strangers, there are few of us out there who would jump at the opportunity. However, this year around 150,000 people opted to gleefully immerse themselves in […]

  • Music
    Festival Season in July and August

    Summer’s here. It’s hot inside and there’s nothing new on Netflix. So it’d be better to get outside, there’s plenty to do, especially given that it is festival season! If you’re already keen as mustard to get into it but you’re still going to be stuck in the city for a while, don’t worry! You […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Feria de Julio 2017

    All the Fun of the Fair Valencia’s Fería de Julio will be 146 years old this year. When UB40, Salif Keita and Ara Malikian play concerts in the Viveros Gardens it will be  light years away from how the Feria’s stuffed shirt originators would have envisioned things back in the late 19th century. To survive […]

  • Popular Festivals
    SAN JUAN IN VALENCIA

    The start of something new. More than 400 years ago Lope de Vega wrote “Salen de Valencia, Noche de San Juan, Cien coches de damas, Al fresco de la mar”. On the night of the 23rd June Valencians all over the region will be celebrating San Juan. The biggest parties are a day later down […]

  • Popular Festivals
    CINEMA JOVE 2017

    VALENCIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Cinema Jove celebrates its 33rd edition in Valencia from June 23 to July 1 with cycles dedicated to Pablo Trapero and Urban Art • The Argentine director will receive the ‘Luna de Valencia’ award in recognition of his career. • The official section will give an overview of the burgeoning number […]

  • Popular Festivals
    VALENCIAN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

    VALENCIAN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR The “Todo a un Euro” shops have been stocking tinsel and blow-up Santas for months. Dean Martin is blasting out of the speakers at the Corte Ingles. It’s 20 degrees outside. It must be Christmas time in Valencia, a time for peace on Earth (enjoy it while you can, it’s […]

  • Art
    LA CABINA FILM FESTIVAL 2016

    La Cabina Festival 2016 A different type of film The NINTH edition of Valencia’s very own film festival, ‘La Cabina Festival Internacional De Mediometrajes’ (medium-length films), will take place from the 3rd to the 13th November. The films in this year’s festival will be shown across four different venues the Filmoteca in the Plaza del […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Local Fallas

    David Moratalla Pulido is the president of a small neighbourhood falla at Séneca-Poeta Mas i Ros in the city of Valencia. We asked him what the festival is like away from the giant fallas of the special section.  How and why did you become a fallero and eventually the president of the falla?  I joined […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Creativity & Manolo Martín (Fallas)

    By now, Valencia is plunged deep into the mid-March Mediterranean madness that is Las Fallas. The city streets are awash with brightly coloured streetlights, the smell of gunpowder from day time mascletas and night time fireworks pervades the air, women walk the streets in full fallera dress or regular clothes with their hair done up […]

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